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Doctor Care Anywhere - Ben Kent

Doctor Care Anywhere (‘DCA’), has  the appointed Ben Kent as its new Chief Operating Officer. Ben has joined the business to support the delivery of its objective to become a leading global player in digital healthcare. He will focus on continuing to develop DCA’s strategic presence and scaling up additional value streams, including for its virtual specialist capability and mental health services. 

Ben has a proven track record of delivering strategic transformation and business development in healthcare, having held a range of C-suite roles at both regulated health and insurance businesses, including as Chief Financial Officer at Simplyhealth and Group Director of Finance at Bupa. He brings a wealth of international experience from past roles in Australia and North America and will support DCA with its international expansion plans.

Bayju Thakar, founder and Managing Director at Doctor Care Anywhere, said: “I am delighted that Ben has decided to join Doctor Care Anywhere. His enviable experience and expertise will be a brilliant asset as we move forward with our strategic growth plans. He is well liked and widely respected within the industry, and he shares our passion for empowering patients with knowledge and helping clinicians deliver better outcomes for all. We’re thrilled to have him on board.” 

Ben Kent added: “I am hugely excited to join Doctor Care Anywhere, a company at the forefront of much-needed innovation in the healthcare sector. DCA’s company mission has never been more important in today’s post-Covid world. I look forward to starting work with the team and helping the company reach new heights of success as it continues to deliver an industry gold standard of end-to-end care.”

DCA have leveraged the latest cloud-based technology to join primary care, diagnostics and secondary care to transform the way patients experience healthcare, placing them at the centre of their own care pathways. Patients are provided with a single, secure digital record that they can access whenever they like, and wherever they are. The service ensures far better continuity of care by promoting better collaboration between healthcare professionals and transparency on decision-making, meaning patients get the best outcomes for themselves.

Posted on: 29/05/2020

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